Westminster Auxiliary Regiment of Foot of the London Trained Bands

Flag Illustration 11)
Flag Illustration 22)
Active1643-
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelHerriot Washbourne
James Prince
Coat Colour
Area RaisedLondon
Flag ColourBlue
Yellow
Flag DesignPiles Wavy
Unknown
Field Armies

Auxiliary regiment of foot of the London Trained Bands

Service History

1643

  • April: Commissioned to be raised at Westminster

1644

  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge

Notes

Prince's chaplain was paid from April to August 1644.

Flags

The regiment carried blue flags differenced by piles wavy but the colour of the piles is unknown. Above they are illustrated as yellow (Illustration 1) but could equally well be white. In 1644, with a change of Colonel, they switched to yellow flags, devices unknown (Illustration 2) 3).

Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

Col. Herriot Washbourne

A sugarbaker and member of the Mercer's Company. A member of the Honorable Artillery Company from 1632. He lived in the Parish of St Helen's Bishopsgate. After Col. Prince took over command he led a troop of horse in Colonel Edmund Harvey’s Regiment

Col. James Prince

Officer Lists

October 1646

Lining the route of procession at the Earl of Essex's funeral4)

Westminster Yellow A.

  • Col James Prince
  • Lt Col George Crompton
  • Major John Lee
  • Capt Thomas Kekewich
  • Capt Henry Turner
  • Capt John Flood

Strength

See Also

1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) Flag images by kind permission of Wargames Designs
3) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
4) The Militia of London 1641-1649 PhD Thesis, Lawson Chase Nagel, King’s College, University of London, 1982.